Explore The Big Island Volcanoes From Hilo
An all-encompassing experience of the Kilauea Volcano
Drive through Hilo Town
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park *
Kilauea Visitor’s Center
Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook
Kalapana Fishing Village *
Lava field hike to black sand beach *
Visit Star of the Sea Church *
Volcano House *
Volcano Winery (wine tasting followed by a meal) *
* Stop Indicated
Feed your childhood curiosity about volcanoes, then indulge your matured tastes on this exploration of Kilauea followed by wine tasting on the slopes of a volcano. Beginning at sea level, this tour starts with a drive through Hilo Town. Passing along the waterfront you’ll meander over to the former fishing village of Kalpana. Hike through the now-solidified field of lava that overcame the village, then make your way through the rough black terrain to a rare black sand beach. From there, you will visit the first of a few notably historic stops. This initial stop is at the church that was saved – twice – by its congregation from volcanic eruption. The Star of the Sea, as it is called, is out of commission as a church, but is continuing its legacy in the pages of history as a US recognized Historical Building.
A short drive away and you will find yourself in the heart of the most unique national parks in the United States – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. An informative trip through the visitors center will provide you with ample information about volcanology. Make your way through the park to the Kilauea Crater Overlook and peer down into the depth of the basin below. Hike over to Steaming Bluffs and watch the heat from volcanic activity below rise ominously from the ground into the ether.Next, a look around the the historic Volcano Hotel. Here, the effects of 2018’s eruption can be clearly seen. Cracks and sinkholes are within walkable distance from this stop.
Highlighting your volcanic experience is a wine tasting at Volcano Winery. Offering up eight varieties of wine to sip on, your visit to Volcano Winery is the perfect way to end the day. After your guided tasting, sit down to a Hawaiian-flavored meal of barbecue while sipping on a complimentary glass of Volcano’s best blend. Relax and unwind and the day draws to a close.
We return back to your Hilo hotel around 7:30 pm.
|Adult (13+ yrs)||$219|
|Child (3-12 yrs)||$214|
6-6.5 hours total
During the trip you will be served a picnic style lunch of a ham, turkey, chicken or veggie sandwich or salad combo.
No refunds for changes or cancellations within 48-hours of the tour start. Notifications of changes prior to that time will receive a full refund. No refunds for no shows.